Northern Kentucky vs. Austin Peay - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (1-1) at Northern Kentucky Norse (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse 0 -- Over/Under: 154.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse and the Austin Peay Governors face off on Friday Oxford, OH in college basketball’s Tarkett Sports Classic.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are off to a 1-1 start to the season and they are coming off of a 15-point loss at Illinois. NKU is averaging 80 points per game and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor including 29.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Carson Williams is leading the Norse averaging 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Drew McDonald is averaging 11 points per game for NKU, Jeff Garrett is averaging 10 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Lavone Holland II is averaging 9 points. While Northern Kentucky was blown out by Illinois they still covered the spread which was 17.5.
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The Austin Peay Governors are 1-1 this season after starting with a loss at Dayton they bounced back to beat Oakland City. Austin Peay is averaging 87.5 points per game and they are shooting 51.3 percent from the floor including 37.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 81.5 points and their opponents are shooting 49.2 percent. Josh Robinson leads the Governors averaging 21,5 points in 35 minutes per game. Zach Glotta and John Murry are each averaging 12 points for Austin Peay and Chris Bunton-Porter and Kenny Jones are each averaging 9.5 points per game. Austin Peay doesn’t have a big rebounder so shooting percentage is going to be important.
Northern Kentucky is 1-5 against the spread following a loss, 0-4 against the spread against the Ohio Valley Conference, and 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games. Austin Peay is 5-1 against the spread against the Horizon League, 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win.
This game looks like a coin flip so I am going to take the points with the underdog.